I've said it before, and I'll say it again - parenting is hard work! Then again, life-ing is hard work. When you think you've got something down, a curve ball gets thrown in your direction, and you have to adjust your swing. Some people adjust to change seamlessly. Others, like myself, need a … Continue reading Little Moments of Joy
Growing up, I devoured stories of the saints and martyrs. So much so, I had lofty goals and dreams of becoming a martyr, and giving my life for Christ someday. However much I studied the saints, though, I missed out on the traditional Confirmation class as a Catholic youth. This exchange between my mom and "teacher" … Continue reading Moving Past Intimidation to Read the Saints
Like many other military spouses, my husband and I have two anniversaries. One is a civil union date, and the second is the faith-based celebration. I like to think we did the two marriage idea the correct way - it's the exact same date every year, we just did the whole "JP thing" (also know … Continue reading Our Family’s Birthday
This past week, my husband and I were having a conversation when we were interrupted by our three year old's non-sequitur statement that, "E is not a human." When asked what his little sister was, if she weren't human, he pragmatically replied, "She's a baby!" That conversation, and various others like it, leave me chuckling … Continue reading Kids Say the Darnedest Things!
Other military families are so much better at the pre-move purge than I. I have friends who excel at preparing their homes to be packed up - several of them make multiple runs to donation centers, or set up and run yard sales. Even online yard sales get a lot of military-affiliated traffic near PCS season. This … Continue reading Why I Dislike Purging